Farmers' markets in Chicago: Find fresh vegetables and fruits

Explore our up-to-date farmers'-market guide to find fresh vegetables and fruit in Wicker Park, Lincoln Park and many other neighborhoods.

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Find fresh fruits and vegetables, like these summer apples from Ellis Family Farm, at farmers' markets in Chicago.

Find fresh fruits and vegetables, like these summer apples from Ellis Family Farm, at farmers' markets in Chicago. Photograph: Erica Gannett


Whether you're an aspiring localvore or just want some delicious chocolate truffles, you can't pass up Chicago's bounty of summer farmers' markets. We've marked a few worth a detour (yes, Evanston is worth the trek), but the truth is we love all these neighborhood markets. Here's our guide to buying local produce this summer. (As for what to do with that produce, perhaps take a gander at some of our awesome market-driven recipes from Chicago chefs?)

SUNDAY MARKETS
Beverly Market Southeast corner of the city parking lot at 95th St and Longwood Dr; May 12–Oct 27, 7am–1pm.

Devon Community Monthly Market Republic Bank parking lot, 2720 W Devon Ave; July 7, Aug 4, Sept 1 and Oct 6, 10am–2pm. 

Garfield Park Conservatory Market 300 N Central Park Ave (in parking lot); June 23–Oct 27, 11am–4pm.

Glenwood Sunday Market 6950 N Glenwood Ave; June 2–Oct 27, 9am–2pm, glenwoodsundaymarket.org.

CRITICS' PICK Logan Square Market Logan Blvd between Whipple and Milwaukee Ave; May 19–Oct 27, 10am–3pm, logansquarefarmersmarket.org.

CRITICS' PICK Pilsen Community Market Chicago Community Bank parking lot, 1800 S Halsted St; begins May 26, 9am–3pm, pilsencommunitymarket.org.

Portage Park Farmers' Market Portage Park, Berteau and Central Aves; June 2, 16, 30; July 21; Aug 4, 18; Sept 15, 29; Oct 6, 10am–2pm, friendsofportagepark.org. 

South Shore Market Rainbow Beach Park, 77th St and the lake, in the parking lot; June 23–Aug 25, 1–5pm.

Wicker Park/Bucktown Market Wicker Park (Wicker Park and Damen Aves); June 2–Oct 27, 8am–2pm.

MONDAY MARKETS
Loyola Market Southwest corner of Albion and Sheridan Rds; June 10–Sept 23 (3–7pm), Sept 30–Oct 14 (2:30–6:30pm), luc.edu/sustainability/student-opportunities/farmersmarket.

TUESDAY MARKETS
Columbus Park Harrison St and Central Ave; June 25–Oct 29, 2pm–7pm.

Federal Plaza Market Adams and Dearborn Sts; May 21–Oct 29, 7am–3pm.

Lincoln Square Market Intersection of Lincoln and Western Aves in the city parking lot adjacent to the Western Brown Line station; June 4–Oct 29, 7am–1pm.

Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville Market MCA Plaza, Chicago Ave and Mies van der Rohe Way; June 4–Oct 29, 7am–3pm.

WEDNESDAY MARKETS
Andersonville Market Berwyn Ave between Clark St and Ashland Ave; June 5–Sept 4 (3–8pm) and Sept 11–Oct 16 (3–7pm), andersonville.org.

CRITICS' PICK Green City Market 1750 N Clark St, Lincoln Park between Clark St and Stockton Dr; 7am–1pm, greencitymarket.org.

La Follette Park 1333 N Laramie Ave; June 26–Oct 30, 2pm–7pm.

Logan Square Night Market Palmer Square Park (Kedzie and Milwaukee Aves); June 26–Sept 4, 5–9pm.

Pullman Market 111th St and Cottage Grove Ave in Arcade Park; July 10–Oct 30, 7am–noon.

Seaway Bank Market 645 E 87th St; July 24–Sept 25, 9am–2pm, seawaybank.us.

THURSDAY MARKETS
Argyle Night Market Argyle St and Broadway; June 27–Sept 19, 4pm–8pm.

Daley Plaza Market Washington and Dearborn Sts; May 16–Oct 24, 7am–3pm.

Hyde Park Market Harold Washington Park, 53rd St and Hyde Park Blvd; June 6–Oct 31, 7am–1pm.

Lincoln Square Evening Market 2309 W Leland Ave; June 6–Oct 24, 4–8pm, lincolnsquare.org.

Low-Line Market Southport Brown Line CTA station exit; June 6–Sept 5 (4–8pm) and Sept 12–Oct 17 (4–7pm), lowlinemarket.com. 

Willis Tower Plaza Market 233 S Wacker Dr; June 27–Oct 31, 7am–3pm.

SATURDAY MARKETS
Austin Town Hall 5610 W Lake St; June 29–Oct 26, 10am–2pm.

Bridgeport Market 35th St and Wallace St; June 15–Oct 5, 7am–1pm.

Bronzeville Community Market 4400 S Cottage Grove Ave; June 15–Oct 26, 8am–1pm, qcdc.org.

Division Street Market Division St between State and Clark Sts; May 11–Oct 26, 7am–1pm.

Edgewater Market Broadway and Norwood St; June 15–Oct 12, 8am–1pm, edgewater.org/famersmarket.

CRITICS' PICK Evanston Market University Pl and Railroad Ave, Evanston; May 4–Nov 2, 7:30am–1pm, cityofevanston.org.

CRITICS' PICK Green City Market 1750 N Clark St, Lincoln Park between Clark St and Stockton Dr; 7am–1pm, greencitymarket.org.

Lincoln Park Market Lincoln Park High School parkling lot, ArmitageAve at Orchard St; May 11–Oct 26, 7am–1pm.

Northcenter Market North Center Town Square, intersection of Damen and Lincoln Aves; June 15–Oct 26, 7am–1pm.

CRITICS' PICK Oak Park Farmers' Market 460 N Lake St, Oak Park; May 18–Oct 26, 7am–1pm.

CRITICS' PICK 61st Street Market 61st St between Dorchester and Blackstone Aves; May 11–Dec 14, 9am–2pm, experimentalstation.org.

Southport Market Blaine School, 1420 W Grace St; June 22–Oct 5, 8am–2pm.

Printers Row Market Printers Row Park, Dearborn Ave at Polk St; June 15–Oct 26, 7am–1pm.

West Humboldt Park NHS Parking Lot, 3601 W Chicago Ave; June 29–Oct 26, 10am–3pm.


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